Black History in the Making - Egypt "Ify" Ufele

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The Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to expose students to black people who are currently making history. Students are often inundated with information about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and they can speak about Rosa Parks, but what they may not know is that there are people of their generation, who look like them now, who are currently making history. The goal is to inspire.

The activities can be used for students from 6th – 12th grade.

What’s Included:

➢ 1 Informational Text Passage: The passage informs students about a young black girl who was bullied in elementary school. However, her experience has allowed her to make history and inspired her to become an anti-bullying activist.

➢ 1 QR Code: Use this video after students complete the reading, before task 1, or after students complete all of the tasks. It is a video interview of Egypt Ufele.

➢ 4 Tasks

* Task 1 has students reflect on their experiences with bullying.

* Task 2 is a Google search that allows students to review infographics on student bullying. Students choose important facts and statistics. This is a great opportunity for discussion.

* Task 3 requires students to use the internet to complete a Google search. In the passage, there are bolded and highlighted terms. Students may choose one of these terms to research, OR the teacher can assign small groups different topics from the text.

Each group can then share what they have learned through discussion.

Another option is to have students illustrate their findings on chart paper for display in a gallery walk.

* Task 4 has students consider what they would do if they were tasked with creating a cyberbullying intervention program.


For more Black History activities,

Black History Month: A Brief History

Black History Month: Misty Copeland

Black History Month: Marley Dias

Need vocabulary?


- NO PREP: High School Vocabulary (4 weeks) Unit 1

- NO PREP: High School Vocabulary (4 weeks) Unit 2

- NO PREP: High School Vocabulary (4 weeks) Unit 3

- NO PREP: High School Vocabulary (4 weeks) Unit 4

These units build and can be used consecutively.


- NO PREP Middle School Vocabulary (4 Weeks)

For additional practice with vocabulary words, check out my Vocabulary Graphic Organizers.

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Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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